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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (Jan. 02 - 03)?

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It’s a new era in WWE, and there is an ongoing competition between the Raw and SmackDown Live brands. This column is focused on how much televised wrestling content is seen on each brand when commercial time is removed from the equation.

Televised match times

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the January 2, 2017 edition of Raw:

  • 8m 07s: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins (1 commercial break)
  • 7m 29s: Cesaro vs. Karl Anderson (1 break)
  • 12m 23s: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman (1 break)
  • 3m 51s: Xavier Woods vs. Titus O'Neil
  • 2m 27s: Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak
  • 9m 57s: Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho (1 break)
  • 2m 41s: TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick
  • 1m 47s: Big Cass vs. Rusev & Mahal
  • 3m 22s: Bayley vs. Nia Jax

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the January 3, 2017 edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 9m 52s: Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin (1 break)
  • 2m 04s: Becky Lynch vs. La Luchadora
  • 2m 51s: Aliyah vs. Carmella
  • 0m 31s: American Alpha vs. Breezango
  • 10m 52s: The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose (1 break)

Results for Week 24

Raw total televised content: 2h 17m 06s
Raw televised wrestling time: 52m 04s (9 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 38.0%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 22m 41s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 26m 10s (5 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 31.6%

Overall results for the brand split

Here are the overall results for the brand split thus far, which began on July 25, 2016:

Raw total televised content: 53h 37m 52s
Raw televised wrestling time: 17h 20m 09s (187 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.3%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 32h 52m 11s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 10h 38m 23s (112 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 32.4%

Combined total televised content: 86h 30m 03s
Combined televised wrestling time: 27h 58m 32s (299 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 32.3%

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